Brotherly Otherly Disorderly (B.O.D) by Vijay Patel

(Supported by Unlimited)

Location: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB)

Date: Wednesday 29th May

Time: 7:30 – 8:35pm

Duration: 1.1 hrs

Access Information

  • BSL interpreted 
  • Captioned 
  • Ear defenders, ear plugs and fidget toys available. 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

With support from Manchester Deaf Centre.

Image Credit: Holly Revell

Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly (B.O.D)

Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly (B.O.D) is a show by two autistic siblings, an access rider in the form of a neurodivergent pop concert.

It’s a joyous and celebratory theatrical toolkit for supporting themselves and each other; while navigating the barriers they face within a neurotypical world. In this narrative of care and brotherly support, watch what happens when their disabling barriers are transformed into something that is better designed for their needs. B.O.D is a love letter to sibling care and neurodivergent solidarity, a theatrical access rider and a dream of a better world. This performance will be BSL interpreted, Captioned, and is a Relaxed Performance (audience members can enter and leave the space as they feel).

This project is supported by SICK! Festival, Colchester Arts Centre, Stanley Arts, South Street Arts, Unlimited and with public funds from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants.

Artist Bio:

Vijay Patel is a performance artist, writer and neurodivergent access consultant, crossing live art, performance and queer club/cabaret surrounding cultural identity. The work he makes is autobiographical and political to shift perceptions and uplift those from marginalised communities and intersectional identities.

Their debut solo show, Pull the Trigger, exploring Indian corner shop culture, work, migration and queerness, was supported by Arts Council England funding, and was seen throughout the UK.

He has also worked alongside artists/companies including: Sh!t Theatre (I Need to Cher, Sing-Along A Muppets Christmas Carol), Greg Wohead (Celebration, Florida) and Scottee (Queer Commune), Duckie (Border Force 2015, Family, Saturday nights at the RVT).

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